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Sunday morning craft market in Sotogrande
Sunday morning craft market in Sotogrande

Sotogrande markets

 

SUNDAY Craft market

The Sunday Sotogrande Craft Market officially known as 'Mercardo Historico de Sotogrande' (Historical Market Sotogrande), the up-market antiques and craft market takes place every Sunday morning at the Ribiera del Marlin near Sotogrande Marina. This market was located by the yacht club from 2002 to 2010 whilst construction of the present location was underway.

Location:
La Ribiera del Marlin, near the Marina
Opening Times:
Every Sunday: 10.00 - 14.00 hrs.   All year round.

Sotogrande Night Market

Night market well worth a stroll never the less.  Alongside the shops on La Ribiera del Marlin, near the Marina. It was previously called Mercardo del Levante (see below). Good for jewelry, costume jewelery, modernist paintings, homewear, clothes, polo shirts, trendy lifestyle items, seasonal and Panamanian hats.

Location:
La Ribiera del Marlin, near the Marina

Opening Times:
Wednesday and Thursday summer evenings from 19.00 to 00.00 hrs. In 2021 it opened at Easter and in July and August.

Sotogrande Polo Market

An small but chick market also called Shopping Village takes place at the polo ground each summer when matches are being played. you can find Fashion brands, accessories, hats footwear and decoration items at the Santa María Polo Club in Sotogrande (Area B at the Santa Maria Los Pinos ground)  Hats are popular especially Panamanía hats for obvius reasons. Brands featured are Vale Cuatro, Mezztizo, Zaitegui, Pocca Burgos, Vida y Milagros, Nomadi Deluxe, Valentina Gari, Suela Spain, Sveti Stefan, Babbaki, Camila, Ruperto Extremera, Del Sur, Zhoebe Fashion, Swim Day, Pozo Puerto Ubrique, Mónica Soto, Barral Casa, Skoura, Arte y Raza and X Steam Spain. Actualy this is not a street market it is an opportunity for local and national fashion brands to show of their latest creations in a relaxed atmosphere.

Location:
Santa Maria Polo Club, Los Pinos Ground Area B

Opening Times:
During Polo matches

Jugarnia

Jugania is a childrens play area and a firm favourite among families. It consists of a number of enerjetic rides and swings and castle and jumps. Opened in 2015 as part of the 'Mercado de Levante' project it was located at the entrance to Ribera del Marlín near Sotogrande Marina. It closed at this location in November 2021 and is looking for a new location in Sotogrande.

Parking

There are 350 spaces in the free underground car park at La Ribiera de Marlin.

Former Mercardo del Levante

Launched in Summer 2015 and continued in summer 2016 and 2017 is the confusingly named 'Mercardo del Levante'. It was more of an overarching brand name for a series of vintage food trucks, gourmet food stalls, restaurants, live music, drinks and cocktails that took place on summer evenings on the La Ribera del Marlin quay in Sotogrande marina area. The Sunday Craft Market and Night markets (see above) also come under this banner.   Additional activities take place each summer on a scheduled basis such as  occasional live music.   

In 2016 the fashionable food trucks were a central theme. The dining or just drinking area was under a canopy and one choose either high bar stool style tables or waited to be seated at the more comfortable lounge table and chairs. One flexible detail was that the waiting staff would take your order from the different food trucks, whether it was burgers, sushi, Asian fusion or Andalucian. Ideal for mixed groups of friends with differing tastes.  

This flexible idea was discontinued in 2017 and the food trucks were relocated down to the far end. Prices are slightly on expensive side, as you would expect in Sotogrande, but made up for by location and atmosphere. Ideal for those staying in Sotogrande and visitors from outside. There is a 350 place free underground car park alongside; entrance near the marina entrance to Sotogrande.  

In Summer 2018 the food trucks and market concept was replace by a number of restaurants with terraces that were now established in the Ribera del Marlin quay.  Whilst they offer a range of cuisine the interesting and inovative gourmet market experience has disapeared in favour of a standard quayside restaurant experience. The night market continues but only on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

Whilst the Mercardo del Levante web page exists it had not been updated since 2018 and was stripped down to a single page in 2021.

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